Buried in the cobbled streets of Rethymno, AVLI is a secluded establishment created by Katerina Xekalou, for those who demand more from their holidays.
Domes, Venetian arches, fountains with running water, cool cellars, comfortable sofas, antique furniture, elegant utilitarian objects, paintings and works of art, linen handicrafts, porcelains and crystals all set the scene in the gourmet restaurant, wine bar, cafι and lobbies. Nestled under the clear Cretan sky, AVLI's courtyard is home to wonderful vine canopies and harbors a fusion of floral scents, providing the perfect setting for those wishing to savour exceptional gastronomic delights.
AVLI is set in a Cretan villa with Venetian and Turkish elements which date back to 1530. Drenched in 500 years of history, the AVLI site has been home to a Venetian lord and has witnessed many events marking the passage of time. It was rebuilt in 1987 by the architect Kostas Iliakis and decorated with articles from abandoned factories, windmills and ancient villas. The grinding wheels, antiquated metal fixtures and farming tools create a magical atmosphere reminiscent of years past and years gone by.
AVLI Fusion Enoteca: Routes of bliss fullness
Our wine cellar is one of the largest in Greece, with more than 460 different labels. You will find the ideal wine to accompany the delicious dishes that our chef prepares for you.
Selected Greek wines from both large and small-scale producers are kept at the perfect temperature and humidity, to ensure pristine quality, in the same cellar where the Lords of Crete stored the grapes yielded by their lands over 500 years ago.
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